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‘Swede Caroline’ is up for Best UK Feature at the Sundance Film Festival 2022

Swede Caroline

Daphne Neville plays Edna in the new British movie ‘Swede Caroline’ which is up for a prestigious award. Having been screened at the Sundance Film Festival, this mocumentary will be premiered at the Curzon cinema in Soho on 31st October. Made by Deadbeat Films, this debut movie has been nominated for ‘Best UK Feature.’ Set to poke a comedic carrot at the world of competitive vegetable growers, it is written by Brook Driver and stars Jo Hartley, Ray Fearon and Aisling Bea.

“There is nothing funnier than a British person on the edge of losing it.”

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Hundreds came and meet Rudi the Otter in August & September 2022

Daphne Neville took Rudi the Otter to meet children at the Melplash Show near Bridport in Dorset, An Animal Sanctuary in Devon and at the Frampton on Severn Country Fair when she was interviewed by Miles Warde on ‘Open Country’

One supporter wrote to say, “This morning I was listening to the farming programme on BBC Radio 4 and when they announced that it was on the Frampton Fair, I wondered…. and there she was, I just knew she would be… the fabulous Daphne.  I was so thrilled to hear her sounding as passionate as ever about life and the otters… In this mad world, Daphne is still a beacon of hope and caring. “

Daphne Neville and Rudi meeting new friends

If you can’t get to the west of England, you can watch Rudi and Belinda the Otter on the movie Scottish Mussell staring Martin Compston, Joe Riley, Harry Enfield and Talulah Riley is currently on BBC iPlayer. You can watch the trailer here

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Daphne Neville at Baker’s Mill with her tame otter Rudi

Daphne Neville at Baker’s Mill in the Cotswolds with her tame otter

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Appearing as one of Prince Philip’s relations in Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

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Daphne Neville appeared in the very first episode of ‘The Crown’ as one of Prince Philip’s relations, who attended the Royal wedding in a wheel chair.

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She was dressed in a large brown hat and a fur with long white gloves.

No one has been able to name her character, an historic figure who was in the front row in the abbey and appeared in the wedding photographs.

This did not worry Daphne, who loved every minute, filming on location in Ely where she had a front row seat.

You can read more about Daphne’s antics in the book ‘Funnily Enough’ available here

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Daphne Neville appearing in the US magazine ‘All Creatures’

Daphne tells of her years of working with tame otters in the May/June 2020 issue of the US magazine ‘All Creatures – The Animals who share our lives.’

Daphne Neville appearing in 'All Creatures'

To read about Daphne appearing on ‘Come Dine With Me’ please click here

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May 22, 2020 · 9:57 am

Daphne Neville appearing in the new TV advert for BUPA

Daphne can be seen blowing out the candles on her Birthday cake in the new BUPA advert

You can read more about Daphne’s antics in the book ‘Funnily Enough’ available here

You can read more about BUPA’s  advertising campaign here

 

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Daphne Neville profiled in Country Life magazine with her tame otter

Daphne Neville at Bakers Mill near Cirencester in the Cotswolds with Rudi, her tame Asian short-clawed otter

~ Country Life magazine, 11th September 2019 ~

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September 11, 2019 · 2:07 pm

Meet Daphne Neville and Rudi the Otter in Gloucestershire this summer

Daphne Neville and Rudi the Otter, have been answering questions on conservation in the Cotswolds.

Animals from The Durrells

02/04/19. Picture: COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

Their last appearance was at the Frampton Country Fair, a traditional event held in September 2019 when there was lots to do and see.

Photo used in the Daily Mail 02/04/19.
COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

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A talk on Otters at Nature in Art

Picture: Daily Mail – COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

 

Daphne Neville and her otter Rudi have been busy meeting visitors to the Cotswolds. Nature in Art is a fabulous gallery celebrating wildlife art in any number of different guises. It can be found in Twigworth on the Tewkesbury road out of Gloucester. More info here

Animals from The Durrells

Picture: COPYRIGHT John Lawrence 07850 429934

Daphne has been a film and TV actress since 1969. Since the early 1980s she has combined her career with conservation work with otters. This occasion prooved a wonderful chance to actually meet an otter and find out about the thirteen different species of otter from one of their most enthusiastic champions.

Nature in Art is 2 miles north of Gloucester on A38 SatNav Postcode: GL2 9PG

To see what else is on a Nature in Art, please click here

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Baker’s Mill in the Cotswolds

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Daphne was interviewed recently about her home in the Cotswolds, which has often been used as a film location. After a number of television advertisements and drama serials such as Dark Secret and House of Elliot used the house, Daphne appeared in Cold Caller, an award-winning short film that made good use of the lake. You can read more about it here. 

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Rudi-the-Otter who lives in an enclosure above the converted mill, appeared in the movie Scottish Mussel. He played both himself and his mate in series two of The Durrells and featured in BBCTV’s Natural World Series where he was used to show how otters can smell underwater in the documentary entitled ‘Super-charged Otters’. You can see more photos of filming with the tame otters here.

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Daphne is campaigning for ‘Animal alert’ whistles to be fitted onto vehicles. They prevent pets and wild animals from being run over. They can be obtained cheaply from Amazon.co here

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